The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future in my public library’s ebook section intrigued me so I checked it out. WOW. This is a book that takes many of us well beyond our comfort zones. Chris’ idea is to find a way to support yourself doing what you love to do. After much research and exploration, Chris discovered that he loved to write and is a successful writer today. He gives tips on what is working for him while clarifying that these things may not be right for just anyone. The $100 Startup is divided into three sections: “Part 1: Unexpected Entrepreneurs, Part 2: Taking it to the Streets and Part 3: Leverage and Next Steps.” He gives case studies of others who have left “traditional” jobs and sought out what they enjoy doing. This is an excellent resource for those disillusioned and/or are unhappy in their 9 to 5 jobs. I just liked the title. It has already made a huge impact on my life and I give it an A++.
One of my favorite quotes in the text is “Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” from Karl Marx.
As both of my own “traditional” jobs will be ending in the next few weeks, this book has come at an opportune time for me. It may be time to reinvent what I do for a living. I am exploring the idea of a proofreading and editing service, under the ReaderJots name, to supplement my book review blog. I would love to get your opinion so feel free to leave a comment.